Pesto Cod and Veggie Parcels with Cauliflower Mash


Thanksgiving Newsletter 2013


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Egg Frittata

Great idea for breakfast on the go! Add meat and veggies to the eggs for a protein packed low block snack. Cook on Sunday and enjoy all week.

Each mini-frittata is only 1.5 blocks!


Happy Holidays From One Life

All of us at One Life wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Festive Kwanzaa or simply a Hardy Cheers. We hope you have a wonderful holiday and get the chance to relax, have some fun and enjoy your family and friends.

As we reminisce over the last three years we feel incredibly grateful to have been able to share so many incredible experiences with all of you. We continue to be inspired by all of your strength and determination and we are infinitely proud of everyone’s successes.

For those of you have graduated from One Life and don’t get the chance to come into the clinic much anymore we like to remind you that … for helpful tips or great low block recipes…Facebook is a way to stay in contact with us….

With Warm Regards, Dr. Haynes, Ashlee, Michelle and Hillary

Holiday Side Dish: Haricot Verts Almondine

This Thanksgiving Be Different

Thanksgiving is a tough holiday, even for the most determined dieter. During this day of endless snacking, followed by an over-the-top meal and too much alcohol the average person will consume around 80 Blocks. This Thanksgiving don’t be average – be different. With just a little planning and a few boundaries you can be good, still enjoy the day and avoid waking up feeling guilty on Friday morning.


  • Be Mindful: With an excess supply of nuts, chips, dips and of course alcohol scattered around the house it can be easy to absentmindedly snack your way through a few dozen blocks before dinner is even served – so be mindful of what you’re snacking on and be sure to keep track of your blocks.


  • Compromise: If you want to have a slice of your Mom’s homemade pumpkin pie, that’s fine, just be willing to give up something else – the mashed potatoes, the stuffing or maybe that second glass of wine – to give yourself some wiggle room to avoid going over your blocks for the day.


  • Moderation: One or two bites of something, no matter what it is, won’t derail your diet. So if there’s something that you really want to eat, go ahead and have a little. It’s Thanksgiving after all. Just make sure you don’t end up going back for bites 3 and 4 and 5 and 6…


So this Thursday rather than overdoing it with the food, spend the day focusing on those around you and fill up on happiness instead – because being stuffed is only a good idea if you’re a turkey. And come next week’s weigh in you’ll be very thankful.


But no matter what happens on Thanksgiving Day the key to not blowing your week is to get right back on your diet first thing Friday morning. If you limit Thanksgiving to just one day, there’s only so much damage that will be done.

Dr. Haynes ‘Best Bets’ for your favorite local spots!

You asked for it! Here are the first of three client picked local restaurants where Dr. Haynes reviews the menu and chooses his ‘Best Bets’ for sticking to your diet when dining out.  Enjoy!

Paon in Carlsbad

Best bets for low block meals at Paon are:

1. Duo of Salmon and Yellowfin Tuna Tartare

2. Indian Spiced Prawn Salad

3. Pan Seared Main Diver Scallops – Hold the Puree

Always remember to ask the chef to be light on the oil!

Rimel’s Carmel Valley 

Best bets for low block meals at Rimel’s are:

1. Chicken or Shrimp Wok Seared Bowls – Dr. Haynes suggests to order extra veggies with no rice and hold the oil!

2. Fresh Catch of the Day or Seared Ahi Tuna Wood Fired Entrees – order this with the house salad and wok’d veggies.  The sauces that are One Life approved are: Salsa Fresca and Sriracha

3. 1/4 Rotisserie Chicken – order this with the house salad and wok’d veggies along with the One Life approved sauces of Salsa Fresca or Sriracha

Coyotes in Carlsbad

At this time – even though you might be craving one of the delicious meals at Coyotes, it is best to steer clear of this menu.  Unfortunately, no low  block menu entrees at this time. We will keep an eye out for newly added healthier options!


Scary Halloween Treats

How many blocks are in these common Halloween treats…?

  • A slice of Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake – 21 blocks
  • Panera Bread Pumpkin Muffin – 11 blocks
  • Sprinkles Caramel Apple Cupcake – 10 blocks
  • Caramel Apple – 10 blocks
  • Starbucks’ Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte – 8 blocks
  • Breuggers’ Pumpkin Bagel – 6 blocks
  • VG’s Pumpkin Donut – 6 blocks
  • One Fun-Sized Candy Bar – 2 blocks
  • Three Fun-Sized Candy Bars – 6 blocks
  • 2 Mini Tootsie Rolls – 2 blocks
  • 3 Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses – 2 blocks

Happy 4th 2012

The 4th of July is one of those holidays that can catch you by surprise. Because it’s such a laid-back celebration we tend to go into it with our guard down and before you know it you’re sipping on your third drink and sitting in front of a plate full of ribs and potato salad. And it’s only two o’clock in the afternoon

Below are a few of our favorite One Life tips to help you be good on Wednesday but without making you feel like you’re being deprived.


  • Don’t let the “it’s a special occasion” be your excuse for blowing it. Between holidays, graduations, birthdays, vacations, visiting family and friends all of the “special occasions” start to add up and before you know it weeks will have passed without any weight loss.
  • Be really good on Monday and Tuesday so you can go into Wednesday feeling confident.
  • And if that doesn’t work out so well be really good on Thursday and Friday so that you can be forgiven.
  • Exercise first thing Wednesday morning so you make sure you get your 2 extra blocks.
  • Workout on Monday and Tuesday as well and save those extra blocks for Wednesday.
  • Remember to journal! It’s far too dangerous a day to not keep track of your blocks. Ignorance may be bliss … but it doesn’t last.
  • Distract yourself. Instead of sitting around snacking on food all day with the other curmudgeons, go hang out with the fun people who are playing croquet, throwing the football, swimming in the pool, or hell even join the little ones in a game of tag or red rover.
  • Pace yourself. If you start indulging too early it’s going to make for a long day.
  • Don’t eat foods that aren’t worth the blocks. Why waste them on bread and chips when you can save them for Aunt Mary’s buttermilk cornbread or your Mom’s homemade strawberry-rhubarb pie.
  • Be extra careful with the unforgiving foods: ribs, potato salad, pasta salads, chips, nuts and of course, beer.
  • Avoid those bowls of nuts scattered around the house and snack on the raw veggies and fruits instead.
  • Bring your own low-calorie dip so you’re not tempted by the ranch and blue cheese offerings. At a block per each tablespoon they’ll undo any benefit you get for choosing veggies instead of chips.
  • Forego the bun and go protein-style.
  • Skip the cheese and pile it high with tomatoes, lettuce, onions and pickles instead.
  • The tradition of making s’mores after the fireworks is a great childhood memory, but keep it that way. Let the kids enjoy while you watch and snack on a One Life bar to satisfy your sweet tooth.
  • And remember it’s Independence Day not Independence Week so come Thursday morning get back on your game.


Have a happy and safe 4th of July,

Dr. Haynes, Michelle, Hillary & Ashlee.